Thursday, September 12, 2013
Thursday, August 29, 2013
The victim in the alleged kidnapping that took place outside the Industrial Technology Center in Sandy Springs on August 27 is no longer missing. The case is still under investigation by the Anderson County Sheriff’s Department.
We will continue to update you as we receive additional information.
Posted by Public Relations and Marketing at 6:53 PM
Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Students and employees,
Earlier today, August 28, we were notified about an alleged kidnapping the previous evening outside the Industrial Technology Center (ITC) in Sandy Springs. The Anderson County Sheriff’s department is investigating the incident.
We are contacting you because the safety and security of each of our campuses is always first and foremost in our minds. Additional security has been added at the ITC and all of our campuses.
Please keep in mind general safety tips to remember:
· Be aware of your surroundings. Survey the entire area as you walk to your vehicle or outside of buildings. If you feel uncomfortable, call Campus Safety for as escort at 646-1800 (Pendleton Campus), 260-6718 (Anderson Campus), and 220-8989 (Easley Campus), and 646-1799 (ITC).
· Develop a “what if” mentality that allows you to make a plan for how to escape a bad situation. It is better to be prepared for anything.
· Avoid isolated or dark places where you cannot summon help. Stay with a group of friends in well-lit areas.
· Observe others in the area before leaving a building. Report strangers or unusual events to Campus Safety immediately.
· Call Campus Safety for an escort if you cannot avoid walking alone.
· Avoid one-on-one meetings with acquaintances or strangers.
· Lock your vehicle doors and keep valuables out of sight. When approaching vehicles, look for people hiding beneath or in rear seats or in bushes nearby. Have your car keys ready in your hands.
· Call Campus Safety if you have car trouble.
· Have a plan of action if you find yourself in a threatening situation. Be prepared to run, scream, or even resist attack.
For additional information about campus safety at Tri-County Technical College, visit http://www.tctc.edu/Documents/About_TCTC/SecurityReport.pdf
Public Relations, Ext. 1507 and Campus Safety, Ext. 1800
Posted by Public Relations and Marketing at 10:52 AM
Friday, August 16, 2013
As we begin this busy Fall Semester, please review the following important traffic and parking updates for the Pendleton Campus.
North Entrance: The North Entrance has reopened. We have constructed a bypass road and are using Level 6 of Parking Lot E to circulate vehicles around the hazardous area caused by recent erosion. Please use caution and obey safety officers’ commands and traffic signage when moving through the Bypass Area.
Mechanic Street Parking Lot and Shuttle Service: Because of the heavy traffic and anticipated congestion during the first few weeks of classes, we strongly recommend students and employees take advantage of the Mechanic Street satellite parking lot and take the shuttle to campus. The lot is located approximately .5 miles from campus across from Subway and between Dollar General and The Palmetto Bank. Nearly 400 spaces are available.
Details are as follows:
· A continuous shuttle service will make regular rotations at approximately 15-minute intervals during open hours.
· The lot is open Monday through Thursday from 7a.m. – 5:30p.m. and Fridays from 7:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
· The campus drop-off/pick-up location will be at our shuttle/bus stop at the canopy on Perimeter Road near Ruby Hicks Hall.
· The lot is patrolled by Campus Safety during open hours. The parking lot gate will be locked during hours when the parking lot is closed.
Carpool Lot: The student section of Parking Lot B will be reserved for carpool vehicles from 7a.m. – 12p.m., Monday through Friday. A minimum of two passengers is required to use this lot. Lot B is located behind Ruby Hicks Hall and adjacent to Fulp Hall.
Students will receive a similar notification, but please do all you can to reinforce this message as the semester gets underway. If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact Campus Safety at 646-1800.
Posted by Public Relations and Marketing at 6:03 AM
Wednesday, August 7, 2013
Tri-County Technical College has closed the North Entrance to the Pendleton Campus and a portion of Perimeter Road due to severe erosion along the bank caused by the heavy downpour that occurred on July 15th.
As we work to repair the damage, please adhere to this Detour Plan. As you will see in the plan, the lower four levels of parking lot E are closed, along with the North Entrance. Traffic is being routed through the upper two levels. For your safety it is very important that everyone stay away from the construction area and follow the detour signage.
Our plan, as it stands today, is to install a bypass road around the immediate hazard through level six of parking lot E as shown in this Perimeter Road Bypass Diagram. Although we will lose 115 parking spaces, it will allow us to reopen the North Entrance and the majority of Perimeter Road. We then will work to repair the damage done to the slope and mitigate any future erosion.
Our goal is to have the bypass road in place by the first day of Fall Semester on August 19, and we are on schedule to make that happen. However, since we are dealing with several unknowns, most notably the weather, there is no guarantee we will meet that time frame. In the event that we don’t, we will issue a traffic/parking control plan. Thank you for your patience and cooperation as we deal with this unprecedented circumstance.Thank you,
Ken Kopera, Director of Physical Plant
Posted by Public Relations and Marketing at 1:40 PM
Monday, May 6, 2013
Friday, May 3, 2013
We have confirmed that the Oconee County Sheriff’s Department has arrested Robert Ivester, is the individual who made threats to kill himself and other people, as well as going to a college campus and causing death.
Campus Safety, 646-1800
Posted by Public Relations and Marketing at 10:04 AM